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Today's News

  • Cox, Bourne run Grayson past Narrows

    NARROWS –– Grayson County has dominated its series with Narrows over the previous five years, winning all five by an average margin of 32 points, but times were when the two would put on a yearly battle with one another.

    For the first half Friday, the 27th meeting between the two schools was shaping up to be like the old days.

  • Dixon tops 2,000 in Tide win

    Last Friday was Halloween but Galax certainly didn’t hand out any treats to visiting Bland County.

    It was business as usual for the Maroon Tide as they rolled over the Bears 48-8 to keep their record unblemished at 4-0 in the Mountain Empire District and a solid hold on first place with one regular season game left this Friday night against Grayson County.

  • Patriots win on field position

    HILLSVILLE –– All lame references to Halloween aside, Carroll County threw a serious scare into Patrick Henry.

    Facing a team that had hung 70 points on them a year before, the Cavaliers staged an inspired defensive effort that left them trailing just 7-0 entering the fourth quarter before a pair of turnovers resulted two touchdowns’ worth of breathing room for the Patriots in what was a much closer-than-it-sounds 21-0 River Ridge District win Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Carroll aces quarterfinal test

    BASSETT –– Going merely by the seeding in the Conference 24 volleyball tournament’s first round, No. 5 Carroll County pulled off a mild upset with its win Monday at No. 4 Bassett. But judging by the Cavaliers’ performance on the court, there was nothing ‘mild’ about the rout they enjoyed.

  • Tide takes care of business

    Both Conference 46 volleyball semifinals were rematches from last year’s semis. Seeding was irrelevant, as both were replays as well.

    No. 4 Chilhowie and No. 2 Galax advanced to the Conference 46 finals for the second year in a row, the Warriors roaring back from a two-set deficit to stun top-seed Patrick Henry 3-2, and the host Maroon Tide sweeping George Wythe 3-0.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: November 2-8

     2009

    Galax picked up its first MED win, knocking off Bland County 20-6. Terrance Mazon was 14-of-20 for 210 yards and Jordan Vaughan scored two TDs and rushed for 185 yards for Galax.

    Grayson County outgained Narrows 347-65 in a 35-7 win over the Green Wave. Seven Blue Devils combined for 194 rushing yards and Ethan Hash threw for another 153 yards.

     

    2004

  • WEEK 11 PRIMER

    It’s still the regular season – technically, anyway – but make no mistake about it, the playoffs begin tonight for a lot of high school teams in Southwest Virginia.

    In Region 2A West, no fewer than 10 teams can either make it or miss it, including Tazewell, which can be as high as a 10 seed or be left out altogether.

  • McGrady hits K1K in Devil win

     RICHLANDS – Camryn McGrady was batting .500 after her first two hitting attempts Tuesday night. But she was hitting 1,000.

    After coming up one kill shy of quadruple digits on senior night in the regular season finale against Graham, the Grayson County middle hitter reached the magic number with her initial kill on Tuesday, helping lead the Blue Devils to an easy – if not picturesque – three-set win over the G-Girls in the Conference 39 semifinals at Richlands High School.

  • Car struck by boulder on U.S. 52, catches fire

    A Hillsville woman escaped injury in a wreck on U.S. 52 on Sunday, after her vehicle struck a large boulder and caught fire.

    According to State Police First Sgt. Mike Musser, the accident took place at approximately 8:10 p.m. on 52, approximately 1.5 miles south of Virginia 683.

    Shana Loriel Parnell, 30, of Hillsville, was driving a 2002 Audi heading north, when her vehicle struck a large rock that had rolled into the roadway.

    The car caught fire as a result of the impact, but Parnell escaped the vehicle with no injuries, Musser said.

  • Carroll Christmas Fund launches campaign

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll Christmas Fund, an annual event driven by a number of volunteers, businesses, churches and community groups, has begun organizing this year’s efforts to ensure that everyone in the community has a happy holiday season.